Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trail Cam Photos: The Good and Bad

Here are a few of the images I just pulled from my trailcam. Turns out there are some great bucks on there and one surprise that I wasn't expecting. Looking forward to going after one of the buck this season!


5 comments:

  1. Are mountain lions completely illegal to hunt in CA or just illegal to hunt with dogs?

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    1. Ian, not only are they completely illegal to hunt, you can even own ANY part of a mountain lion in California. Even if you go out of state and kill one legally you can't bring it back to CA. beside that, you can't kill one even if you feel threatened while hunting. You have to show proof it was after you. One warden said that it has to actually attack you first - smart thinking. If you have livestock or it goes after another domestic animal or person you have a right to shoot one to protect your investment, but the laws are definitely in favor of the cougars out here.

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  2. You know I seem to recall a recent story about a politician or someone trying to bring a mountain lion back into California and raising all kinds of stink. It's absurd. They need to be managed - and that's been true for 15 years.

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    1. The story you mention is about Dan Richards, who was the president of the CA Fish and Game Commission then. He wasn't even trying to bring it into CA. He had shot it legally in Idaho and was having it mounted to put in his cabin there. The anti's here went ballistic and raised a huge stink and he's being replaced as president. I agree, they need to be managed for sure! I have hear plenty about DFG having to kill off a bunch of them this spring. They are decimating the deer and sheep population. Should be a season and a limited number of tags, but there should still be a season.

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  3. Wow! that last picture is not what you want to see roaming around your hunting area...I remember the story of Dan Richards... so sad and scary that a small group of people can weld so much power that they can inflict damage to someone who was not doing anything illegal.That is a nice buck... sure hope he's around for you to get an opportunity!

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